The entire pink slime affair should be viewed as a huge wake-up call to the harsh realities of our industrialized meat supply. But Beef Products Inc.'s case against ABC News could scare the media and others out of speaking out against the meat industry.
So the filler which is the subject of so much controversy has not been in our food supply for "20 years." But what about that claim by BPI and its supporters that the use of this filler has been without incident?
Three fast food giants -- McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell -- have discontinued their use of "Pink Slime." But while fast food customers can vote with their dollars, students must passively consume whatever the federal government sees fit to feed them.